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|Year and Month||December, 2009 (10th to 13th )|
|Number of Days||Four Day Trip|
|Crew||08 Adults and 05 kids|
|Accommodation||At a holiday bungalow at Bandarawela|
|Transport||Used three vehicles – two cars and one van (As they came from different parts of the country|
|Activities||Basically to relax….. and give a different experience to kids|
|Weather||Experienced mixed weather conditions. In the morning nice sun shine, Evening heavy rain and mist. Freezing cold..|
|Route||10th – We Used two routes
11th – All together Bandarawela to Welimada, Hakgala, N’eliya
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We started from Galle at about 6.00 am. We prepared our breakfast and lunch in advance. Drive to Wellawaya was easy because road is very even with the new carpet. Had some snacks just passing Matara and carried along.
Weather was pleasant at that time as you can see hard to find some sun light..
Seems to be the rainy season for Hambantota. Nice green all around. Can’t imagine that is Hambantota. Paddy fields filled with water.
When we reached Buduruwagala it was raining. We tried to proceed on the gravel road leading to Buduruwagala statue. But we couldn’t make it. Villagers informed us that it is not possible to proceed with a car because of the rain and the road has damaged. We had to be satisfied visiting the Buduruwagala museum
There onwards it was raining all the way through Bandarawela. But rain couldn’t stop us getting down for some time to explore Bambaragala Ella. (As Priyanjan says people used to call it Rawana ella… I used the correct name)
From ella onwards to Kumbalwela road was under construction. With heavy rain it was a really tough job for them to proceed. But the weather couldn’t stop the road work! They are doing a remarkable job. When they finish the rest of the road it will be an easy drive to Bandarawela on this road. (Who ever responsible for this should receive the credit)
On 11th of December we went to Hakgala. As usual, beautiful roses, nice surrounding…
In the afternoon went to Ambewela. Road was not great but we could manage. When we returned it was little dark and misty all around.
12th of December, Went to Dunhinda. It was a real tough experience. We carried little once also to the falls. While returning from the water fall, heavy rain started and we had to bring them back under the umbrellas.
On the 13th We were able to visit Dova temple, Adisham and Diyaluma on our return journey. As we left the bungalow early we could visit those places and were able to reach home before 9.00 pm